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2019 Chaos Theory Lot 2

2019 Chaos Theory Lot 2 bottle shot
  • Tasting Notes

    Eye
    Magenta core, ruby rim.

    Nose
    Ripe black fruit and dark chocolate underpin primary notes of graphite, pencil shavings, green pepper, vineyard dust, and anise. Nose is rounded out by hints of sassafras, heavy cream, lavender, violet, and Italian leather.

    Palate
    Dense and plush mouthfeel with delightful acidity, gentle tannins, and lingering finish.

    Cellar life
    Drink now through 2035.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      55% Napa Valley Cabernet Franc
      35% Brown Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
      10% Monte Rosso Zinfandel
    • Appellation
      Napa Valley
    • Barrel Aging
      12 months in 30% new oak, 50/50 French/American
    • Alc. by vol.
      14.5%
    • Production
      3500 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    Chaos Theory began as a one-off blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel that David created for our first participation in the annual Premiere Napa Valley trade auction. It made such a splash he went back to the cellar to dial in the details so we could make it a permanent part of our lineup. Over the years this proprietary blend has become a shape-shifter, each vintage its own unique blend. (This second bottling from the 2019 vintage was produced during our 2020 winemaking season, by far the most chaotic production cycle in Brown Estate history due to wildfire impacts.) Such has been our journey through the world of wine — a constant adventure that reminds us year in and year out that no matter how random or chaotic things may seem, amidst the mayhem there is reason, if not always rhyme.

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